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Hair Tip of The Day- Twist-n-Curl Edition

By January 27th, 20219 Comments

Nik, what type rollers do you use? What size?

Hair Tip of The Day- Twist-n-Curl Edition
I use Snap-on Magnetic rollers from Sally Beauty Supply. I own the 5/8″ , 7/8″, and 1 1/8″ . I have some other sizes, but that comprises the bulk of my collection. I ALWAYS use end papers.

Generally, I roll 2-3 twists on one roller- using around 10 rollers total. I like to vary the placement- rolling the top layer of twists slightly higher than the bottom layer to give the appearance of more volume. I also tend to roll the back up a little higher than the front, to give the ‘bob’ effect. I use different sized rollers throughout my head.

Another pub for Set it Free- it acts as a great setting lotion. I apply a little (key word- little) to the ends of each twist prior to rolling. The claims on the label are true- it does a great job at locking in moisture for 24-48 hours, and holds my curls like none other!

Later Gators,


  • Happiness says:

    CN, you’re truly a godsend!

    I have Adamsrib5’s problem too…the ends don’t flatten out and I just end up with a really ugly looking messed up twist out! The twist out preserves its curl even after drying =S

    I wanted to ask, when you’re twisting…do you get any product gushing out? Coz you said that when you’re outta the shower, your hairs soaking wet, and “loaded” with Deva. I’ve learnt leaving in conditioners from Teri’s site too and I’m glad seeing another diva rocking the strategy 😉

    But when I do my twist outs after to leaving in my conditioner…I always have conditioner gushing out of my twists and I have to run over them with a bit of water to dissolve that excess conditioner…

  • Anonymous says:

    What size rollers do you use the most often, and where do you place each size? Thanks!

  • Unknown says:

    Adamsrib5 here from 🙂 Thanks for the tips and the tutorial!!

    The curl part (of the tnc) isn’t working for me either. It just seems to curl the actual twist rather than create the nice spirals that you have (if that makes any sense). Its like the twist didn’t flatten out around the roller. LOL! I do have the snap rollers and use Oyin and shea to seal. However, I haven’t tried the papers yet. Perhaps that would help. Maybe I’m missing something.

    Also, the drying is a challenge. My hair never seems to dry over night and is still wet in the morning. Any tips (other than the ones listed in the previous post)?

    Thanks again for sharing and keeping up the blog. I’ve been natural for a little over a year and a half and am just now starting to feel like my hair is not pertually a mess because of your and the crew’s help! 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Great tip Nikki!!!!!

  • Twisted Kurlzz says:

    Your hair is always gorgeous

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey CN I was wondering what do you do to your hair when you take a shower? I use a shower cap, but my curls always end up smooshed. Thanks

  • A. says:

    I was just about to ask about the end papers too. Please explain – cause I tried them once and it was all bad.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Nik,

    Did you video tutorial have the end paper part in it? My hairdresser girlfriend always tells me to use end papers but I hate working with them and it takes THAT MUCH LONGER. You just wrap them around the ends and roll? Oh one more thing to buy. I have to find the pack I had a hundred years ago.

  • Wes says:

    Hmmm… Thanks for that BOB tip

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